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· Access Policy
· Reproduction & Use Policy
· Information for Visitors
· Fee Schedule
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Theodore Roosevelt and James A.B. Scherer at Throop, 1911. Photo ID 20.9-7

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Information for Visitors

Access to Collections

All patrons may request access to collections by registering for an Archives account.
Non-Caltech affiliated researchers with scheduled appointments will find information about visiting the Archives and the Caltech campus below. Additional information may be obtained from our Information for Visitors (1 page PDF, 108KB). The Archives will on request provide information on housing possibilities on campus and in the Pasadena area, but no endorsements or guarantees are intended for any accommodations.

The Archives' Reading Room Regulations (1 page PDF, 92KB) may be reviewed here prior to visiting.

Contact Information

Email
Fax (626) 395-4073
Telephone (626) 395-2704
U.S. Mail Caltech Archives
Mail Code 015A-74
Caltech
Pasadena, California 91125

 

Hours

Archives Reading Room Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

We are closed on weekends and major U.S. holidays.

Upcoming holidays and closures to researchers*:

  • * Monday, August 4th-Friday, August 15th (Summer closure)*
  • Monday, September 1st 2014 (Labor Day)
  • Thursday, November 27th-Friday November, 28th 2014 (Thanksgiving Holidays)
  • Wednesday, December 24th 2014 - Friday, January 2nd 2015 (Christmas-New Year Holidays)

* Campus researchers please call to inquire

 

Caltech Campus Map

A Map of the Caltech Campus is available.

 

Parking

Self-serve paid visitor parking is usually available on campus in Lots 12 and 13 just to the north of the campus, at the corner of Wilson and Del Mar (Pay Station in Lot 12).

Parking map of Caltech (1 page PDF, 1.13MB)

Visitor permits may be purchased at the following rates:

1 hour permit: $2 3 hour permit: $4 All day permit: $6
2 hour permit: $3 4 hour permit: $5 Weekly permit: $18

 

 

 

Parking permits must be displayed in vehicles parked on campus between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Visitors should park in lots coded for commuter parking only. Some restricted parking is available on adjacent streets.

For more information, please visit the Caltech Parking Service page.

Laptop Computers

Caltech operates a "Caltech guest" wireless network. Off-campus users may connect to this network by following the instructions provided here.

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